New 2nd Edition - 5 years since the 1st edition. Since then the number of specialist beer cafes in Amsterdam have doubled - with 13 now stocking over 100 beers. On the brewing front the Amsterdam brewers have more than doubled compared to the 1st edition ..... a welcome change to the red star on green flood.
The main section of the book has 80 bars in the city selected and recommended by the author each with essential info and pertinent description of the bar and beers plus attractive photos.
As with the other 'Around in 80 Beers...' series there's Listings of bars for 'Great Beer Lists', 'Tasting Rooms & Special Bars', 'Restaurants' and other groups.
Supporting the core of the book are useful brief essays on Amsterdam's history, Dutch cafe food, Beer Styles, and ending with the Featured Breweries and Beers, the Rise of Dutch breweries and a short appreciation of Amsterdam's famous creation of 'jenever' alias the English 'gin'.
Closing the book are a couple of maps - City of Amsterdam and the Central Area both locating the listed bars and useful travel info.